Artist Commissions for Nottingham Light Night

Artists and creatives based in and around Nottingham are invited to propose activations as part of Nottingham Light Night 2020.

Nottingham Light Night 2020 will be the twelfth edition of this highly successful event, which brings high quality accessible work to Nottingham City Centre, attracting communities into the City Centre across a range of demographic backgrounds. Innovative, interactive and engaging installations, performances and activities will happen across the city, based around the theme of ‘Life on Earth’.

This wide-ranging theme can be interpreted in a number of ways: Humanity and Society, Nature and Animals, Environment and Sustainability, Our Green City or Science and Philosophy.

Another major emphasis for the 2020 programme is interactive and playable. We want the majority of installations, activities, performances and events to be opportunities for the public to engage and interact, ideally at the event, but this could be through workshops in advance and co-creation approaches.

The 2020 event will take place across two nights and one day (extended beyond the previous 1 night edition) on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February. The event is expected to attract 50,000 people, mainly local families, with a media reach of over 600,000.

We are inviting artists and creatives to propose interventions in the City Centre. Applications can be made for small commissions between £500 and £3500, expected to be an average of £1500 with a minimum of three commissions made.

We welcome proposals that present work either indoors or outdoors. The format of the work is flexible from installation to performance.

For full details, please visit our website

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Chelsey Everatt 

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Start Date

6th November 2019

Closing Date

15th November 2019